By HOWARD MANN
October is designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month as well as Breast Cancer Month, just two issues that affect women disproportionately.
Of course, there are many others. Pay equity. Family leave. Sexual harassment. Career advancement.
As an ex-officio member of the Prince George’s County Commission for Women – not to mention a man with a wife, daughters and granddaughter – Mike Lyles knows the struggle is real. He wants you to mark your calendars and attend one of two remaining PGCCW “Listening Sessions.”
Along with the commission, Lyles invites residents and stakeholders to a session on Monday, Oct. 30, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at Beltsville Senior Activity Center (7120 Countee Road in Laurel). Or Monday, Nov. 13, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., at the Department of Family Services (6420 Allentown Road in Camp Springs).
Lyles, a Prince George’s County State’s Attorney 2018 candidate, is a longtime champion of women, children and seniors. He has served as Deputy General Counsel for the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency and currently serves as Chair of the Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force and Executive Director of the Human Relations Commission.
“I have dedicated my life to public service and protecting those who cannot protect themselves,” Lyles says. “I want the community to attend these listening sessions so we can share ideas, concerns and priorities.”
Registration is free and can be completed here.
No one else running for Prince George’s County State’s Attorney has Lyles’ level of legal experience, political experience or executive experience. He is the most-qualified candidate, by far. To learn more, visit his campaign website.